Camponotus importunus

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Camponotus importunus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. importunus
Binomial name
Camponotus importunus
Forel, 1911

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Distribution based on Regional Taxon Lists

Afrotropical Region: Mozambique, South Africa (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


Distribution based on AntWeb specimens

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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • importunus. Camponotus maculatus subsp. importunus Forel, 1911e: 288 (s.w.q.m.) SOUTH AFRICA. [First available use of Camponotus maculatus subsp. sexpunctatus var. importuna Forel, 1910f: 27; unavailable name.] Combination in C. (Myrmoturba): Emery, 1920c: 5; in C. (Tanaemyrmex): Emery, 1925b: 87. Subspecies of maculatus: Emery, 1920c: 5; Arnold, 1922: 635. Raised to species: Baroni Urbani, 1972: 131.



  • Arnold, G. 1922. A monograph of the Formicidae of South Africa. Part V. Myrmicinae. Ann. S. Afr. Mus. 14: 579-674 (page 635, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Baroni Urbani, C. 1972. Studi sui Camponotus (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Verh. Naturforsch. Ges. Basel 82: 122-135 (page 131, Raised to species)
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 5, Combination in C. (Myrmoturba))
  • Emery, C. 1920d. Studi sui Camponotus. Bull. Soc. Entomol. Ital. 52: 3-48 (page 5, Subspecies of maculatus)
  • Emery, C. 1925d. Hymenoptera. Fam. Formicidae. Subfam. Formicinae. Genera Insectorum 183: 1-302 (page 87, Combination in C. (Tanaemyrmex))
  • Forel, A. 1911e. Ameisen des Herrn Prof. v. Ihering aus Brasilien (Sao Paulo usw.) nebst einigen anderen aus Südamerika und Afrika (Hym.). Dtsch. Entomol. Z. 1911: 285-312 (page 288, soldier, worker, queen, male described)